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  1. Re: Do you sell Treatment Free Honey? Does it garner a higher price per pound?

    I treat my bees with respect only. I leave enough honey for them to overwinter and for spring build up. I sell my honey for $1.00 an ounce. I do explain to all of my customers about treated honey and...
  2. Re: New beekeeper in Lawrence County, Alabama

    Welcome Im just south of you just past Cullman in Nectar Al. I would love to meet someday and talk bees
    William Richardson
    205-492-0458
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    Re: Cut out in the rain

    Will do its the only part of my bee keeping I have been able to talk my wife into helping with. She gets stung everytime she gets around the bees. I got her a brand new bee jacket and glove she gets...
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    Re: Cut out in the rain

    Great ideas thanks to everyone.
    William
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    Cut out in the rain

    I have a removal scheduled for this Sat and it is suppose to rain all day. It is in a column under a porch out of the direct rain. Any thoughts from anyone on what I could expect. I figured I'm...
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    Re: walter t. kelley box quality

    Nothing but good things to say about Walt Kelley. I use a lot of there foundation less frames and have had no problems and the bees jump right on making comb. You cant go wrong with Walt Kelley :D...
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    Re: big winter losses

    Sorry about the losses. 5 hives in and 5 hives out and picking up speed here in North central Alabama.
    William
    All About Bees
  8. Thread: Intentions

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    Re: Intentions

    I have 6 hives and intend on expanding to at least 12 this spring.
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    Re: Freezing combs

    I totally understand not wanting to lose any hives. It was hard when a new package I bought this spring absconded. I guess I had it easy. I was given 2 hives, that's how I got started,that had not...
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    Re: Freezing combs

    My apologizes Perry Bee. Happy Beeking!!!
    William
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    Re: Freezing combs

    My 2 cents on worrying about meds being in contact with comb. Don't Treat the bees with anything. Period... Refer to Dee& Ed Lusby in POV in this forum.
    Then you could use all deeps and interchange...
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    Re: how to treat the hive

    Direct from the previous link.

    "Cuprinol 5 Star Complete Wood Treatment (FP) is suitable for treating interior timbers such as roof joists before laying loft insulation. Do not use on beehives or...
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    Poll: Re: AHB in Georgia

    I hope this is just a fluke. I live in north central Alabama and figure that if they are in Georgia then they must be in Mississippi, Alabama and potentially Tennessee. This will make for big changes...
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    Re: HoneySuperCell

    I have 20 of these and they are working great. It did take a little to get them going but I put them in with other drawn comb. That is a no no. If you will coat with honey and give them only the hsc...
  15. Thread: Cut out ?

    by willrich68
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    Cut out ?

    I am about to do a cut out Sunday 10-10-10 and it seems to be a small hive and
    the homeowner wants them gone. It has been down in the upper 30's at night
    and high in the 80's in the day. What are...
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    Re: Arnolds bees in Knoxville, Tn.

    I haven't actually bought any bees from him but i did talk to him on the phone several times. He sells nucs from his feral survivor stock that are treatment free. I was gonna go out to the bee yard...
  17. Re: New equipment, which frame, newbie question.

    Im new to beekeeping but you did miss a few. There is also fully drawn plastic small cell foundation called honey super cell. There are also foundationless frames from Walter Kelly you can also buy...
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    Re: Drawing foundationless

    yes i do want to extract honey, yes I am running all deeps. I want at this point to get drawn brood comb to help the build up for next year. I want to try to get ahead of the game for next spring. I...
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    Drawing foundationless

    Any ideas on how I can get some more brood comb drawn out foundationless after honey flow to get a jump on next year. I went totally foundationless in all but 2 of my 7 hives this year. I crushed a...
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    Re: howdy from arkansaw

    Hey Nathan good to hear from another All-Natural Beek. I'm here in North Alabama. I'm a very new beek but have learned a great deal from here and also from Dee Lusby's website organic beekeeping. I...
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    Re: Hello from Bama

    Hey spek what part of Bama you in. I live in Nectar about 15 miles south of Cullman. I'm running 7 hives foundationless, chemical (hard and soft) and antibiotic free. Im looking for other Beeks in...
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    Re: Question on established colonies.

    What would be wrong with adding the deep between the other deep and the shallow super and pulling of that dang excluder and let the queen do her thang. Just my opinion, its worth what you paid for...
  23. Thread: Mean bees

    by willrich68
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    Mean bees

    I had an incident of a hive being mean this past inspection. I attributed it to no eggs being found, failed Queen, weather overcast. A 90 year old beekeeper at the market said it was cause I have...
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    Re: Pledge to be a BSA Beekeeping Mentor

    I will do whatever I can to help any new Beekeepers young or old. 5 hives in Hayden Alabama WillRich Apiaries 205-492-0458
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    Small cell hand emboser??

    Does anybody know of someone that makes a hand embosser for wax foundation that is small cell 4.9? Thanks William:D
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